April 16, 2012
Kim Hanzlik of Winnemucca, Nev., shows how with a simple color gel swirl and a Konad Stamp, any nail tech can do fun and festive nail art.
April 6, 2012
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In the The Hunger Games, protagonist Katniss Everdeen’s nails were described vividly as having flame designs. Here are a few The Hunger Games-inspired designs that you’ve painted on your client’s nails.
April 1, 2012
Maggie Franklin creates blue raindrop nail art with Swarovski crystals. Here's the step-by-step.
March 14, 2012
Enter the house of manicures with in-progress documentary by Brass called "NAILSgasm", exploring how nail art has evolved from the streets to high fashion and has exploded to everywhere in between in just the past few years. The filmmaker plans to research and share the recent demand for nail designs and also focus on the extraordinary creativity of each nail artist she interviews. For more information, visit the film's Kickstarter page.
March 13, 2012
NailGrafx by Sha-Nail Japan is a new product of delicate, photo-quality prints that fit and conform to nail surfaces with no wrinkles to make interesting and easy nail art designs.
February 10, 2012
Nail Labo educator Max Estrada demonstrates deco nail art, a "kawaii" Japanese style using Nail Labo's Nail de Dance sculpting powders and Hello Kitty embellishments.
February 6, 2012
Gorgeous nails, good composition, and a photogenic reptile — those are what earned Rolla, Mo.-based nail tech Sarah Petersen a coveted spot on this issue’s cover.
January 12, 2012
FingerNailFixer Holly Schippers uses Shellac to create her own nail art decals. You can use any brand of gel polish with this technique.
January 9, 2012
To make these easy designs even easier for you, these nail artists have generously provided step-by-step video tutorials. Watch the videos at www.nailsmag.com/nailstv. (And that goes for the difficult designs too!)
December 27, 2011
Forever French Nail Systems has come out with a new design for nail art using its colored acrylics and a touch of lace.
December 20, 2011
Named for its semblance to the feathers of a peacock, the Peacock Technique is a gel technique that enables artists to create a variety of different effects and expand their nail art creativity with minimal effort.
December 19, 2011
Angie Roman of Chicago shows how she makes these marbleized butterfly designs that have fluttered their way into becoming a client favorite.
November 23, 2011
FingerNailFixer (Holly Schippers) receives lots of requests for foil application demos. Here is a video on how to add transfer foil or metallic leafing to your Shellac.
Holly Schippers (FingerNailFixer) shows you how to take your Shellac for a walk on the wild side with animal print in either leopard, jaguar, cheetah, zebra, or tiger!
November 23, 2011
Learn how to do December's cool textured cover.
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Flocking Flurries: 3-D Textured Nail Art Products16 photos
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